What is Tae Kwon-Do?
Tae Kwon-Do is a martial art designed for the purpose of self-defense. It is a modern martial art from Korea that is characterized by its fast, high and spinning kicks. The art of Tae Kwon Do develops posture, graceful movement, excellent coordination, and attention to detail.
Some people perceive Tae Kwon-Do as a way of life. For them, it involves discipline, technique and mental training, resulting in a strong sense of confidence, spirit and character.
Tae Kwon-Do is practiced in over 150 countries worldwide. It became an olympic sport during the Olympics in Korea in 1988
Tae Kwon-Do is also written as "tae kwon do", "Tae Kwon-Do" or "t'aegwondo"
Tae Kwon-Do styles of Movement
Tae Kwon-Do incorporates three styles of movement
When exercise is done consistently, invaluable physical and mental improvements occur. Students develop real and lasting self-confidence. Tae Kwon-Do students do exercises which develop strength, flexibility, endurance, speed, balance, memory, concentration, coordination and self-control; to name a few. One of the keys to the success of Tae Kwon-Do is that the exercises are fun, the students see results, and they are inspired to do more.
Benefits of Tae Kwon-Do
Who Founded Tae Kwon-Do?
Tae Kwon-Do was founded by General Choi Hong Hi. His purpose of developing Tae Kwon-Do was to produce a new Martial Art for the Korean Army.
On April 11, 1955, Tae Kwon-Do was formally named and established as a Martial Art.
Objectives of Tae Kwon-Do
Tae Kwon-Do is based upon 5 main objectives. The objectives of Tae Kwon-Do are:
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